The Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) season gets underway this Friday, October 25 with two games on the schedule. The 13-team league is once again split up into two divisions, Eastern & Western. The defending league champion Boissevain Border Kings kick-off their season at home against the Wawanesa Jets on Monday, October 28th at 8:30 pm.
In conversation with bdnmb.ca earlier in the day, Border Kings general manager Ed Dyck said that he was extremely excited to get the season underway and was looking forward to the outstanding hockey the league’s teams had to offer. The Border Kings have lost a few key players from last season’s team and will be welcoming several new faces to fill out this year’s roster. Darren Bestland, Kelly Glowa, Landon Cameron, Cody Matthewson, Jon Naturkach, and Jared Dueck will not be suiting up for the Borden Kings in 2019/20. Joining the team will be three local players Jay Pringle, David Robertson, and Bailey Robertson. Rylee Zimmer, Braedan Boschman, Dustin Claffey, and Erik Pushka are all character players who will be relied on for additional scoring depth throughout the season.
As it relates to the Western Division, Ed expects the Killarney Shamrocks to once again be very strong this campaign. He also had high praise for both the Deloraine Royals and the Wawanesa Jets, indicating that both teams had added several new exciting players to their respective rosters for the coming season.
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